User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragments of gold and glass

Gravel sized chunks of colored glass; dark blue with gilt, transparent greenish-blue, orange paste, black or dark blue and yellow millefiore. Also some small bits of faience beads and burned wood. Wrapped in linen separately- small bits of gold foil.


From Nubia, Meroe (Beg. N.), Tomb 22. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Natakamani, 0–A.D. 20


Meroe (Beg. N.), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, gold


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Fragments